BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A simple culminating activity was held at the Plaza Mayor de Balanga last Friday to give recognition to children who have shown exemplary performance in the 5-day Batang Sining creative workshop.
The 20 children were given certificates of recognition and gift certificates from Jollibee for their outstanding performance in the fields of dancing, singing, theater, ballet, playing musical instruments, painting and drawing, which is a basic integrated course for grade school pupils focused on artistic processes with emphasis on challenging their self-confidence in artistic expression in the different fields of art.
Mr. Rudy de Mesa, City Administrator, said that Mayor Francis Garcia is grateful to all the parents especially the mothers who have given their 100% support to their children, to push their capabilities and be the best in their chosen field of art; if not for the parents who willingly brought their children to the workshop, Batang Sining would not have been possible at all.
De Mesa also added that since parents stayed for 2-3 hours waiting while their children were attending their workshop, the City Government is now contemplating on putting up a separate seminar for parents by 2018, in baking, culinary arts and others, so that while waiting, they can also learn a skill and make use of the time.
Parents said that they’re happy to see their children perform and have developed their self-confidence aside from learning and sharpening their skills and talents, maximizing vacation time instead of just using their gadgets the whole day. They are also thankful to the city government for offering Batang Sining workshop for free.